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Highest bidder pays US$ 28 mil. for space flight with Jeff Bezos Updated: 2021-06-15 07:25:17 KST

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Going three times, and sold for 28 million U.S. dollars.
At space travel company Blue Origin's auction, someone just placed the winning bid for the chance to fly into space with Amazon founder Jeff Bezos next month.

"How exciting was that? 28 million dollars. That was my first auction I've ever seen live, what an incredible experience. $28 million. What a day, what a day. Wow, okay, well, the whole Blue Origin team cannot wait to meet our first customer, they're going to join Jeff Bezos and his brother Mark on this historic human flight on New Shepherd in just five weeks, July 20th. It is going to be an experience of a lifetime."

The company said, the identity of the winning bidder will be disclosed to the public in the following weeks, once paperwork has been done.
Roughly 7,6-hundred registered bidders from 159 countries competed at the live auction for the right to travel into space with Bezos.
The space voyage is set to last about 10 minutes and Bezos said in a video before the final bidding, that seeing earth from space will be life-changing.
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